Psalm 45:10-11, 13-15

Listen to me, O royal daughter; take heart to what I say. Forget your people and your homeland far away. For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. [...] The bride, a princess, waits within her chambers, dressed in a gown woven with gold. In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids. What a joyful, enthusiastic procession as they enter the king's palace!



Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Back Home...



So...hopefully you all are aware of our current situation. We are back home. I guess, I just got so excited to be home and back to a somewhat "normal" routine that I neglected to update all of ya'll on that. We found out a little bit after lunch on Wednesday that we could go home. We quickly packed up our stuff said thanks and bye to Aunt Marie and went home. We really didn't have any damage in our area. The pool was covered in ash and our house smelled like smoke, but other than that things weren't too bad. Except for my car, of course. In the Volvo the driver's side window and sun roof don't close all the way, so I had a nice layer of ash in my car to clean out.

Since then we've been doing fine. Joe went back to work on Thursday and I went back to work on Monday. Some days the air quality is better than others. Monday at work you could feel the smoke/ash in your throat, but today it was fine. Our two friends that I was telling you about who live in the burn area are fine, but not yet home. They won't be able to go home until  mid-November, because their houses have to be decontaminated. Both the Jahnke's and the Bailey's need to have things purified...I guess is the best way to say it. At the Jahnke's they said it looked like a window was left open because ash was covering so much. The Bailey's came pretty close to losing their home. The fire burned a tree in their front yard and burned their trampoline on the side of the house. If I remember correctly neither area has electricity or clean water yet. So...both families are living in hotels until things get cleaned up. The Bailey's adjuster told them not to even open the fridge, because it sucks in all the fumes from the fire and if opened could start another fire (not quite sure how...but that's what they said)...

Well...that's pretty much it on the home front for now. We'd love to hear from you all!

Love,
Jess

...Christ in you, the hope of glory...Colossians 1:27...




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